Just like yesterday's gospel, the Pharisees set out to trap Jesus. "Jesus entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand. They watched Jesus closely to see if he would cure him on the sabbath so that they might accuse him."
Once again, the Pharisees showed no compassion for the man, who was probably a member of their community. He was an object to justify the evil in their hearts.
When we allow ourselves to be consumed by sin, all of the good in our soul is clouded. When we look for error, we will find it. This is a fallen world. When we look for good, we will see it. God blesses us with miracles constantly.
Today, we will face challenging situations at work, school, home, and at church. What do we choose to see? Will we be a Pharisee, and watch closely, so that we might accuse? Or will we do good and save life, so that we will see a MIRACLE?
“Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?”
St. Marianne Cope, pray for us.